1911 build

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by fluffie, May 3, 2012.

  1. fluffie

    fluffie New Member

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    Anyone ever built a 1911 from the ground up been tossing the idea around but wanted to get the openion of others was it worth the envestment or should I just buy one. When money permits
  2. H-D

    H-D Active Member

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    Built one working on another, I love it but its a lot of work and you will not save any money
  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Built one years ago. AMT Hardballer frame with a GI parts kit. 50 dollar frame with a 60 dollar kit got me into a 250 dollar gun for 110.

    I don't think GI parts kits exist any more. Don't know how much it would cost to do one, nowadays, but would probably be expensive.

    On the plus side, I completely and totally understand 1911s.
  4. fluffie

    fluffie New Member

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    Thinks for the input I looked at a few a couple years ago but ended up buying a s&w 4506 instade but the urge is back ill do some reading and go from their I no I don't have the funds right now just testing the water
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have taken them down and put them back together but never built one from scratch. I just keep buying them.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    built the green machine 2 years ago.

    Here it is with a Norinco TT-33 copy I refinished with the leftover OD.

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